Wiki – Randeep Hooda, is an Indian film actor who is often seen in Hindi based movies. He started his acting career wherein he acted at the school productions at a very young age. He born in Rohtak, Haryana in 1976 to Dr Ranbir Hooda and Asha Hooda who were respectable people in the city. His other two siblings, elder sister is an US trained surgeon, while his younger is a software engineer based in Singapore. He comes from a Jat faily who did his schooling from MNSS boarding school based in Rai, Sonepat in Haryana. Right from his childhood he has been attached in different equestrian sports and swimming, which even gave a couple of winning medals. He later garnered interest in acting and thus joined theater wherein acted in a couple of movies and directed one as well. However, his family wanted him to pursue medicine for which he then headed to DPS in New Delhi. But soon he turned frustrated and started doing all the rot stuff like bunking classes, watching movies, drinks, etc.
Biography : He then headed to Australia wherein he did his graduation and masters in Business management and HRD. During the two years, he did a number of odd jobs for his sustenance including working in hotels, driving taxis, washing cars, and other things. However, in 2000, he returned to India wherein he worked for an airlines company in its marketing department. Later, he started doing modelling and even started working with one start up theater in New Delhi. These were days when he got a call from Mira Nair the famous director as she wanted him for one of the roles in her movie Monsoon Wedding. This was his start in acting world wherein he played the character of an NRI based in Australia. Despite his good performance, he had to wait four long years to get his next film called D by Ram Gopal Varma. Post D gave him several movies, however, none of them really worked out in his favor, till he got a role in a hit movie Once Upon A Time in Mumbai in 2010.
This was the turning point in his career, which gave him the success ladder escalating to a new height. He was also recognized for his performances including Jannat 2, Jism 2 and the recent released Highway. Apart from acting in the movie and theaters, Hooda is an equestrian sports enthusiast and participates in sports like show jumping and polo. Besides, he is also a social activist and loves to blog even. He is among the few actors who are very much active over the online social media circles. He appears in a number of charity shows and involved in a number of writing a number of columns at different magazines and newspapers. He was nominated in a number of roles but could manage to win just one for his character played in Once Upon A Time in Mumbai.